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Review: Toly Rod releases soulful 'I Don't Want This To End' single Special

Latin pop singer-songwriter Toly Rod has released his new single "I Don't Want This To End." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Country queen Jeannie Seely receives honorary doctorate from LMU

Country queen Jeannie Seely has a major reason to be proud. She received the honorary Doctor of Arts degree by Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) on Saturday, December 14.

Review: Gladys Knight belts out national anthem at Super Bowl LIII Special

Atlanta - On February 3, 2019, the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl LIII at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jeannie Seely celebrates 51 years as a Grand Ole Opry star

On September 16, 2018, "Miss Country Soul" Jeannie Seely is celebrating 51 years as a member of the hallowed Grand Ole Opry.

Review: Alex Hepburn will melt your heart with sultry single 'I Believe' Special

British soul singer-songwriter Alex Hepburn has released her new music video for her sultry single "I Believe," which is worth checking out.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe to headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sister Rosetta Tharpe is posthumously headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for its Class of 2018. The gospel queen finally gets her due.

Nina Simone headed to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2018

Cleveland - Nina Simone will be posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2018, this April, where the ceremony will be held in Cleveland, Ohio.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe earns nod for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Sister Rosetta Tharpe has posthumously earned a nomination for the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for its Class of 2018.

Review: Craig Charles brings funk and soul to St Albans Special

Saint Albans - Actor Craig Charles brought a live version of his radio show to St Albans over the first June weekend, and gave a grandiose power house performance of classic and cutting edge soul and funk music.

Allen Stone to perform on 'Sounds by the Sound' series finale

American soul musician Allen Stone will be performing tonight on the "Sounds by the Sound" series finale, which airs on Revolt.

Review: It's the Peace That Deafens — Superbly good new album Special

London - Ola Onabule, who packs more musical ideas into one song than many artists manage over an entire album, has issued an upbeat set of songs with an world infusion of music layered into jazz. 'It's the peace that deafens' is a harmonious treat.

Review: Ola Onabule wows at the Royal Albert Hall Special

London - Ola Onabule, the British-Nigerian, soul, jazz, singer-songwriter, gave an inspired and cool performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London this week.

Pop music has developed in three steps

London - Pop music is around 50 years old. in that time tastes have changed and the style of music has altered. One group of academics have put forward that the evolution of pop music can be traced to three pivotal moments.

Review: Aretha Franklin delivers on Adele cover of 'Rolling in the Deep' Special

The "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin has covered Adele's hit single "Rolling in the Deep" and she has done the song more than justice.

Bobby Womack dead at 70

Soul music legend Bobby Womack has passed away at the age of 70 years old on June 27, 2014. The sad news was confirmed by a label spokesperson from XL Recordings.

Soul legend Bobby Womack has died

The U.S. soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70. Womack's career spanned more than 50 years, with hits including It's 'All Over Now' and 'Across 110th Street'.

Review: A funk/soul album with great potential, but minor issues

“Burden to Bear is especially precious to me because it’s my first album,” says soul/pop artist Lael Summer, currently a student in the University of Southern California’s elite Popular Music program and signed to New York’s True Groove Records.

Interview with Twinkle: Rock and soul singer-songwriter Special

Rock and soul singer Twinkle served as the opening act for the Marshall Tucker Band at B.B. Kings in New York City on December 13.

British band The Heavy offer punk, funk, soul, and rock and roll Special

British funk-rock band The Heavy have been churning out their unique brand of neo-soul rock since 2007. On their third album, they embrace a varied palette of sounds, nodding at the past while embracing the future.

Jon Huntsman: GOP is a 'holding company that is devoid of soul'

Former Utah Governor, and GOP presidential nomination candidate Jon Huntsman, who served as the US Ambassador to China in the Obama administration, was brutally frank in his views about the GOP in an interview published Sunday in the UK Daily Telegraph.

Soul singer Terry Callier has died

The U.S. soul-jazz singer and musician Terry Callier has died aged 67. Callier was better known in recent years for his work with Massive Attack and Beth Orton.

Review: Sister Act offers divine fun Special

Toronto - Sister Act, the musical based on the 1992 movie, opened in Toronto as part of a national tour following its Broadway run. It's a fun-filled spectacle that cleverly riffs on classic dance tunes while keeping the mood light-hearted.

Op-Ed: Ghostly encounters, are they real?

A brief look into paranormal investigation, ghost hunters and the scientific methods used to prove or disprove the existence of ghosts. Many new TV shows go deep inside supernatural encounters.

Sirsy, the little band with big sound Special

Get to know the two person band Sirsy and their unbelievable talent. These two nerds never save the best for last because their entire show is a roller coaster ride from start to finish.

Op-Ed: Sources: Don Cornelius, creator of Soul Train, took his own life

Los Angeles - He was smooth. He was stylish. For a number of young, white Americans unfamiliar with African-American culture and music, Don Cornelius punched our tickets to a whole new way of thinking about entertainment and about people who didn't look like us.

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)

Amy Winehouse shot to fame with two critically acclaimed albums, got hooked on booze and drugs, and died before she had time even to reach her full potential. Sadly, this story is nothing new.

U.S. Army in Japan 'Operation Soul Train' clears station debris

U.S. Military involvement in Japan tsunami-earthquake relief and recovery nears end as soldiers clear debris from small-town train station. U.S. Military sea and air units already finished.

Op-Ed: Christina Aguilera brings soul to Super Bowl national anthem

Arlington - She stood center stage dressed in black, with her blond hair and red lipstick reminiscent of old Hollywood, her voice spreading soul like a banner unfurled as Super Bowl fans in Cowboy Stadium stood and cheered.

Witness shares experience of watching execution by firing squad

Draper - Witnesses of the execution by firing squad of convicted murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner this morning at a state prison in Utah share their view and describe what they saw in graphic detail as the debate on the death penalty and it's methodology continues.

The revolution will not be televised

Nearly 40 years after his brilliant song 'The revolution will not be televised', the poet of soul who has been called 'godfather of rap' and 'the black Bob Dylan' is back ... but he clearly says: I'm New Here.
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Rock and soul singer-songwriter Twinkle performs live
Rock and soul singer-songwriter Twinkle performs live
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Bobby Womack performing  Stylo  with Mos Def and Gorillaz  2012
Bobby Womack performing "Stylo" with Mos Def and Gorillaz, 2012
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Singer/musician Alice Smith
Singer/musician Alice Smith
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Soul singer and songwriter Caleb Hawley
Soul singer and songwriter Caleb Hawley
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